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November 7, 2014
Bonhams’ New York auction scheduled for Wednesday includes about 155 sculptures, ceramic vessels and other artifacts from the Aztec, Mayan and other cultures. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Friday it had asked Bonhams to withdraw the pieces. It added it plans legal measures to recover the genuine ones. The auction house referred...
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Attorney General Jesus Murillo said three new detainees admitted setting fire to the group, some of whom were still alive, in a rubbish dump near Iguala in the state of Guerrero, where the students went missing on Sept 26 after clashing with police. Dozens of police have also been arrested. Mexico’s government is still waiting...
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AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, agreed to acquire Grupo Iusacell SA from billionaire Ricardo Salinas for $2.5 billion to expand further into Latin America. AT&T is gaining 8.6 million subscribers with the purchase of closely held Iusacell, the third-largest mobile-phone operator in Mexico that has struggled to compete. The purchase price includes Iusacell’s...
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President Jose Mujica says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which has become a symbol of the Uruguayan leader’s austere lifestyle. The man once nicknamed “the poorest president in the world” told the Uruguayan weekly Busqueda that an Arab sheik offered $1 million for the humble car. When...
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According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2012 Mexico was the largest exporter of avocados worldwide, with about 52.8 percent of the global total, and also accounted for 23.6 percent of global sales of tomatoes. Mexico leads in global onion exports with 14.7 percent of the global market, while its papayas accounted for...
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After the contract to build the link was awarded on Monday, opposition politicians accused the government of favoring the group led by China Railway Construction Corp Ltd, the sole bidder. Mexico’s communications and transport ministry said late on Thursday it would now hold a fresh tender. “The president is sensitive to the fact that there...
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